In what should be one of the more exciting games of the NBA season so far, the Trail Blazers will play host to the Bulls on Friday night at the Moda Center. Both of these clubs are playing well to open their schedules, with the Bulls having lost just once on the road. Portland has lost just once this season when playing at home. This should be a hotly-contested game, with the host Trail Blazers grabbing the victory over the Bulls, which is how we will place our bet.
Trail Blazers enjoying five-game winning streak
With five wins in a row, the Trail Blazers have moved into fourth place in the Western Conference, just 1.5 games out of first place. They will look for a sixth consecutive win tonight when the Bulls visit. With just one loss at home this year, they are among the best teams in the conference when playing in front of their own fans. Portland will look to stay hot at home with a seventh straight win.
Bulls look to remain unbeaten on the road
Chicago comes into tonight’s contest with the Trail Blazers with a 6-1 record on the road. The Eastern Conference is not as strong as the West, which is why the Bulls are sitting in second place in the conference standings. In their last 10 games, the Bulls are 7-3 and come into this contest following a loss to the Sacramento Kings, their first road loss. Chicago’s offense has been nearly unstoppable this season, which has been their strong point.
When the Bulls visit the Trail Blazers in Portland Friday night, we will use the odds found at Bovada.lv, one of the top sportsbooks around today. We are going to drop 10 percent of our bankroll on the host Trail Blazers as they drop the visiting Bulls for the first time on the road all season.